Archive for May 2019
Thad Cochran’s Passing Leaves Mississippi with 1 Living Ex-US Senator
Three states have no living former members of the upper legislative chamber while six states have just one.Read More
How Many 1st Term US Senators Will Lose in 2020?
At least one first-term incumbent has been defeated in 49 of the 53 election cycles during the direct election era.Read More
Bevin Records Narrowest Primary Victory by Kentucky Governor
Of the eight sitting governors to seek their party’s nomination since the early 1900s, Bevin’s 13.4-point win was the closest.Read More
What is Bill Weld’s Ceiling in the 2020 GOP Primaries?
Many primary challengers with less of a political resume than Weld have reached double-digits against sitting presidents over the last five decades.Read More
Which States Have Never Elected Lieutenant Governors to the Governorship?
Just six of the 43 states with stand-alone offices of lieutenant governor have yet to see a former or sitting lieutenant governor become governor at the ballot box.Read More
Cheney vs. Lummis for Wyoming US Senate?
The 2020 cycle could mark the first time a pair of Wyoming U.S. Senate hopefuls had previous service in the nation’s lower legislative chamber.Read More
Iowa GOP Seeks 1st Unseating of Freshman US Rep in More Than a Half-Century
Which States Have Had the Most Women Nominated to the US Senate?
Big Dreams In Big Sky Country
It is expected that term-limited Montana Governor Steve Bullock will announce his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination later this month. That will give Montana its first presidential candidate in nearly 70 years. The last Treasure State political figure to be considered for the White House was Democratic U.S. Senator James Murray in 1952. Murray…Read More
A Short-Lived Streak?
A record 23 women were nominated by major parties to the U.S. Senate in 2018, although it may be a challenge to see that number equaled or increased in 2020. There were 13 incumbent women on the ballot last cycle compared to just seven that are up for reelection next year: Martha McSally (AZ), Joni…Read More